A short day which should give you enough time to discover beautiful St Ives, with its museums and galleries. Skirting the Hayle Estuary, which is noted for its seabirds and waders, the path passes along the dunes above Porth Kidney and then passes beautiful Carbis Bay to reach the town.
Like elsewhere on the surrounding coast, by the beginning of the 20th century, the fish stocks became depleted and the fishing fleet largely disappeared from St Ives. However, as early as 1811 Turner visited to paint the seascapes and by the late 1880s there were several artists installed and the town became famous. It is also a great place for fish 'n chips.
Challenge: 9 km / 5,5 mi, 168 m ascent, 166 m descent